Britain's Got Talent's Ant and Dec step in as act 'snubbed' by family at ITV auditions

Britain's Got Talent's Jack Rhodes with Ant and Dec
Britain's Got Talent's Jack Rhodes with Ant and Dec -Credit:ITV

Ant and Dec stepped in as moral support for a Britain's Got Talent act on Sunday night, as they were 'snubbed' by their family, having given up a prestigious career in nuclear engineering to pursue their love of magic.

After Saturday Night Takeaway's last series for a while came to an end last week, the ITV presenters are once again at the helm of BGT, with it returning to screens this week and taking over the primetime schedule two nights in a row, as the Geordie duo and judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Bruno Tonioli and Alesha Dixon got a first look at the 2024 hopefuls.

And one of those was magician Jack Rhodes, who explained to Ant and Dec that he was at the auditions on his own, as he told them: "None of my family like magic, so...." Ant replied: "Tonight Jack, we're your family," to which Jack quipped: "Yeah, you can be my two dads!"

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The Britain's Got Talent judges then reacted in shock as Jack revealed he used to be a nuclear engineer and, when asked by Amanda what his parents thought about him giving up the job, responded: "Er, they weren't impressed. My dad used to call me the part time wizard. Sorry, full time moron. He's not my biggest fans."

There was another shock for the panel, when Jack then dropped the bombshell that he was in fact The Phantom, the act who sent a shiver down spines with his chilling audition two years ago.

Having now impressed as Jack, rather than The Phantom, the magician got four Yeses from the judges, with Ant and Dec then waiting in the wings, as Ant remarked: "He's good isn't he? Now you want to speak to him, don't you dad?!" The host then added: "Your two dads here are very proud of you."